Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger is the official action hero of Hollywood. His collaboration with reputed filmmaker Steven Speilberg went on to reinvent the sci-fi action genre in the entertainment world. The professional bodybuilder turned actor is one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood.

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Arnold Schwarzenegger has been the face of notable franchises like The Terminator and The Expendables, but not many people know that he was supposed to become the official face of another billion-dollar action drama franchise.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Made Bruce Willis The Face Of The Die Hard Franchise

Arnold Schwarzenegger has been a part of multiple action-packed projects that have helped him reserve the top spot in the list of talented actors in Hollywood. According to the reports, the End Of Days actor was supposed to play the character of the New York City police detective Jon McClane in the billion-dollar franchise led by Bruce Willis.

During an interview with the reputed media outlet Empire Online, the actor spoke about getting an unfinished script for the Die Hard Project. He said-

“There was an unfinished script, which someone gave me and said, ‘Would you want to play this?’ I was working with Joel Silver on Predator and Die Hard was his next movie. So we talked about it but then he hired Bruce Willis.” .6f13285c 7672 4456 a63f ead226ff9ee2.original1024
Arnold Schwarzenegger with Bruce Willis

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The Hollywood titan had turned down the role of The Rock too. While talking about the Michael Bay-directed project, he mentioned-

“He says, ‘Here, look at this script. But don’t read it! Just, here’s what the premise is. He was all over the place. I said, ‘Look, Don. I can’t make a commitment based on what you’re showing me here. You won’t even let me read the script! Why don’t you bake it some more, develop it some more then we’ll talk again.’ He was very upset. He just walked out and then went to Nicolas Cage with the part…”

The lucrative action drama franchise went on to construct the path for Bruce Willis’ global stardom. Die Hard was a monumental success and even solidified Bruce Willis’ Hollywood career.

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Heart Touching Message For Bruce Willis

Actor Bruce Willis is going through a tough time with respect to his health. The Pulp Fiction actor was diagnosed with Aphasia, a neurodegenerative condition that impacts the speech of the person affected. His condition has worsened as Aphasia transformed into frontotemporal dementia (FTD), a term that symbolizes a group of brain disorders that affect the temporal and frontal lobes of the brain.

During an interview with Cinemablend, Bruce Willis’ The Expendables co-star Arnold Schwarzenegger shared a heartfelt message for him. He said-

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Bruce Willis with his daughter

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The Terminator actor added-
“I understand that under his circumstances, health-wise, he had to retire. But in general, you know, we never really retire,” 

Bruce Willis’ signs of Dementia were noticed by his crew member on the set of his movie Midnight in the Switchgrass in 2020. The actor ended up spilling coffee on his own hands during a dinner scene. He took retirement from acting as his speech and memory both were impacted due to the neurodegenerative disorder. 

Source: Empire Online

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